Prayer makes a difference

Many years ago, before I found Christian Science, I had traveled to another country to marry my fiancé, who was stationed overseas in the military. The requirement before we could apply for a license to marry was that I had to be in the country for about 12 days. During this time I was happily planning for the wedding. It would be very small, and my soon-to-be husband’s sister was coming over to be a witness. 

As the time approached when we could get a marriage license, my fiancé became estranged. Then, when the day arrived that we could go to the marriage bureau, he refused to go and said that he didn’t think it was a good idea for us to marry right now. By then his sister had arrived, and she was unable to persuade him to reconsider.

At this same time, my mother, who was back home, had been overcome with feelings of deep concern for me and was very worried. She had decided to pray when these thoughts of concern overcame her thought. She said she really had no idea how to do this, but it was the only thing she could think of to do under the circumstances. So she found a Bible and opened it at random, or so it seemed random, and found Psalm 91. She prayed with that psalm for about three days—those days were the exact days preceding my cancelled wedding plans. After this, the feeling of deep concern left her.

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The firmest foundation
February 15, 2016

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